Monthly Archives: November 2012

Sometimes a Ride is Not Worth It

A snow storm was predicted to start just in time for my lesson today.  I looked out the window before I had to leave and the road in front of my house looked fine.  It had rained all morning and … Continue reading

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A Lack of a Canter Seat

What’s the best way to gain a better seat?  Lunge work, of course!  But, unfortunately, I didn’t have anyone to lunge me but I still wanted to work on my canter seat.  I have figured out how to manipulate my … Continue reading

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Thank You…

Thank you PJ for letting me ride you and make mistakes; for being cute; and for trying your hardest when I ask even when you don’t feel like it. Thank you Barbara for teaching me and not getting frustrated when … Continue reading

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A Light Seat and a Forward Horse

On Sunday I rode back in the sandbox.  I experimented with two-point at the trot.  I felt a little stuck, and hoped that it would get my joints working again.  It did. From my ankles to my hips, I got … Continue reading

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An Experiment in Jumping

The first year I got PJ I had Bridget start him on cross-rails.  My thinking was that it would be good for his brain by giving him something else to do other than drilling the perfect 20-m circle, and good … Continue reading

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Two New Exercises

Barbara had set out 4 poles for the person before me and she suggested I try the patterns with PJ to see if I could get him motivated.  It would be something for him to think about and it involved … Continue reading

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New Jersey and the Horse

I hate that people think there is nothing more to my home state than the Turnpike. We have mountains and fields and farms and forests.  And the horse plays a big role in the economics of our state, not to … Continue reading

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